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APPLY TO SERVE ON THE HONOR BOARD!!  APPLICATION ATTACHED, due Sunday, May 10, 5 p.m.

The Honor Board is still accepting applications from the sophomore class (rising juniors) for two openings on the Board, beginning in September 2015.

Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic.

The Honor Board is a peer-based judicial body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Board exists to provide fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.

The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.  Please refer to the online Student Handbook for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete the attached application and submit it to Lorna Scott at lscott@wesleyan.edu.

Yes, they’re back—SUNDAES ON SUNDAY!

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Take a study break on Sunday, May 10 and head over to

 Allbritton 304

 for

ICE CREAM/SORBET SUNDAES AND COFFEE

 9 p.m.

 Great toppings!

Bring your Wes 2017 I.D.

Brought to you by the 2017 Class Council

Teaching Evaluations Panel

Monday, May 4 at 7-8:30pm in Usdan 110     *desserts and coffee*

Hosted by Female Economists of Wesleyan. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Society for Underrepresented Students in STEM, Women of Color in STEM Forum, and Wesleyan Women in Science.

PANELISTS:

Professor Joyce Jacobsen (Dean of Social Sciences, 2015-2016 Interim Provost), Professor Lisa Dierker (Psychology, Inaugural Chair of QAC), and Professor Brian Stewart (Physics), Professor Ellen Nerenberg (future Dean of Arts and Humanities).

What’s the deal with Teaching Evaluations? Do you have questions or concerns about how teachers or classes are evaluated at Wesleyan? Have you ever wondered how your evaluations at the end of the semester impact the professors and the structure of the classes that you take? Do you have strong opinions about professor tenure? Would you like to see your classes taught in a more interactive and less formulaic way? If you want to voice these and more questions, please attend the Teaching Evaluations Panel! 

The discussion will surround the current problems with Teaching Evaluations, faculty and administration’s continuing efforts to improve upon them, and on the role of course evaluations in those teaching evaluations. We want to raise student awareness about the problems with current evaluations and their effects on all of our academic experiences. Plus, we want to spur greater student involvement in Teaching Evaluation reform. Each panelist will speak for 5-10min, and then we will open the panel up to audience Q/A. We’ll have a list of questions ready just in case folks are shy, plus audience members will be able to write down questions to put in a friendly fish bowl.

 

The Symposium is a day-long interdisciplinary critique, which:

Prompts the exchange of ideas and methods of inquiry between students and faculty across the curriculum;

Stimulates creativity and innovation; and

Serves as a platform for juniors to develop senior research topics.

Why Risk?

Notions of vulnerability, security, and susceptibility are central to the ways we think and avenues of inquiry. “Risk” can apply to issues of statistical probability, genetic citizenship and responsibility, immigration and the precarity of citizenship, or climate change. We are eager to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation that honors these dimensions and complexities from many different vantage points and on a variety of scales.

Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 11 a.m.  Lunch and dinner will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Gabriel Frankel (gfrankel@wesleyan.edu) to register.

For more information: Symposium Schedule

 

Long Lane Farm will be hosting its annual May Day festival this coming Saturday, 2 May, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, 3 May, noon to 5).  The event is open to the community, and will involve food, live music, face painting, crafts and activities, a bake sale, and a small farmer’s market.  There will also be a yoga class at 2 and a contra dance at 3.  Bring your friends and family for a celebration of spring!

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the farm, this event is a great opportunity to check it out.  The farmers will be giving tours to anyone interested in learning more about the exciting work they are doing.

Long Lane Farm is located at 281 Long Lane in Middletown, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Street.  Please see the attached poster for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake?

Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop:

Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal

When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: Allbritton 204

Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

We’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented a  http://mapgive.state.gov). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

 The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/PZwWGMAHIu.   Questions? Contact Kim Diver kdiver@wesleyan.edu or Phil Resor presor@wesleyan.edu

 

Recovery@ Lunch

An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are either in or seeking recovery can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.  We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 5/1 at 12 noon.  This is a closed lunch, only for those in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.  Please email recovery@wesleyan.edu for more information and location.

 

Students:

Finals are around the corner.  Know that Final Exam Care Packages are available to help you thru long study hours.

Click HERE to order a goodie bag – snacks, drinks, pen, pencil – everything you need to see you thru finals.

Proceeds support Wesleyan athletics and our men’s soccer team.  The package will be hand delivered by a men’s soccer player on Friday, May 8!

Tell your friends, your parents – you are almost there.

Geoffrey Wheeler, Wesleyan Men’s Soccer, Head Coach

Drug Policy, Regional and National–The Policy Debate:  What is to be done?

The last of the three drug panels inspired by the Molly incident and arrests will take place April 28, 8PM, in Shanklin 107.  This panel focuses on regional and national policy, and panelists are very significant people in the field:

Ethan Nadelmann,  founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.  Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.

Susan O’Connor, Program Director of Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Springfield, MA.  O’Connor is the author of a widely-read piece on Wesleyan, “Missing the Point with Molly” http://www.phoenixhouse.org/news-and-views/our-perspectives/missing-the-point-with-molly/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=social.

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning. Lawlor is among the most influential members of Governor Malloy’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Moderator:  Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Wednesday, April 22 – 4:30pm – Earth Day Filming, Discussion and Reception – Usdan, Daniel Family Commons

IN THE SHADOW OF EBOLA (2015)  (See below)

Earth Month 3

 

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